12 injured as terrorists open fire near Peshawar University

02 Декабря, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Genevieve Gibbs
  • Pakistan: 3 terrorists open fire at Agricultural Directorate near Peshawar University; journalist, security guard among injured

The army and local police who were summoned to the scene killed all the attackers, who arrived at the Agricultural Training Institute on Friday by rickshaw, the military's press wing said. At least 37 people were injured in total, sources said.

Senior police official Sajjad Khan said that five attackers were spotted wearing suicide jackets.

An eyewitness said he and his colleagues were sleeping when the firing started Geo News reported.

According to Hayatabad Medical Complex Director Shahzad Akbar, six dead and 18 injured were brought to the hospital.

Pakistan: 3 terrorists open fire at Agricultural Directorate near Peshawar University; journalist, security guard among injured

Three burqa-clad gun men have also entered the Directorate as intermittent gunfire, and blast heard from inside the premises.

ISPR said eight students were safely evacuated from the directorate of the university.

Police said at least three militants opened fire at security guards near the gates of the Agriculture Training Institute, injuring one person before making their way inside and targeting student accommodation.

A spokesman for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, Muhammad Khurasani, claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to foreign wire service AFP.

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The Pakistani Taliban later released a video showing the attack, recorded with what appeared to be a body-mounted camera.

Those injured in the attack include a gatekeeper, journalist of a Channel-24 channel, two students among others.

An interior ministry official told AFP that cellular networks have been suspended in various cities across the country for security reasons.

Violence erupted over the weekend after police and paramilitary forces launched a bungled attempt to clear a sit-in, igniting fresh demonstrations in cities across the country, including in Lahore and Karachi.

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In December 2014, a Taliban attack on the army-run school in Peshawar killed 151 people, mostly schoolchildren.

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